Imagine adopting a dog to find out that he doesn’t give smoochies, kisses, lickies-nothing. One family adopted a brother and sister pair of Dachshunds to find out just that; little Lucci (pronounced-Loochy) was a no smoochie poochie! The kids in your life will smile and giggle reading how this family, along with 2 other rather unique resident pups, tries everything to the point of exhaustion and still never gives up to get Lucci to give smoochies.
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Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers’ Favorite
“Lucci – The No Smoochie Poochie” by Donna L. Sadd is a short rhyming story written specifically as a gift to her three nieces and one nephew. The story is a tale about one particular dog they adopted who did not give “kisses” like the other dogs did. There was Dillon the Bassett hound who would give “ear nibble smoochies” or “nippies” in exchange for an ear rub. Next came CoCo Bellini, a slightly overweight male dachshund, who loved giving smooches, and would do so all day long if he could. Then there was little Zoe, who would come running when anyone called out for a smooch. But poor little Lucci, the newest little poochie, simply would not give anyone a kiss. Instead, Lucci would walk away to avoid all the kissing going on. The family knew something had to be done, but what? How could they get Lucci the No Smoochie Poochie to become a Smoochie Poochie? They decided to overwhelm Lucci with kisses. Would that work? Or would Lucci just never become the affectionate pup they wanted him to be?
This is a very short, well-illustrated children’s book, with a simple rhyming convention throughout, which could easily become a child’s favorite bedtime story. Don’t buy this book unless you are fully prepared to read it night after night, because I can envision it now: “read me this one, Daddy” every night, until they finally outgrow it! But don’t hold your breath, because this is the kind of cute little tale preschoolers will want to enjoy for years. I really do recommend this to be added to your child’s or grand-child’s library; you will be richly rewarded with hugs and kisses every time you read it to them!
I received a print copy of Lucci-The No Smoochie Poochie from the author for the purpose of review.
When I read this book to my 3 year old daughter, she loved it! The story is not too long as to keep a very young one’s attention. The illustrations are very simple; they look like a child’s drawing further engaging young ones to the book. At one point, the author mentions her nieces and nephews in the book and even has their pictures incorporated into the illustrations. My daughter loved this. She thought one of the author’s nieces looked like her. She said, “Mommy, that’s me. I’m playing with Lucci”. My daughter put herself right into the story which to me is a very good sign that she liked and was enjoying the book.
There was only one editing error that I found. On page 22 of the book: “the wondrous event just past (should be “passed”) us all by!”
Thank you Donna for sending me the book to review! You can learn more about Ms Sadd by visiting her website at [...]and her blog at donnalsadd.wordpress.com. I look forward to more from this children’s author!
LUCCI-The No Smoochie Poochie is an adorable little childrens book which sends out the message of patience and love. Lucci is a dog who is not very friendly towards his owners. The owners try to show Lucci love through hugs and kisses and Lucci rejects the affections each time. Eventually Lucci comes around and returns the affection of the patient owners. LUCCI-The No Smoochie Poochie is just right for your young children who are learning the values of patience and understanding the concept of love. Love is lived out in patience and LUCCI does a wonderful job of displaying and explaining this concept in a fun manner.
The images in LUCCI-The No Smoochie Poochie are very simple yet springs to life through the colors. I believe that the simple drawing style used here will encourage your children in creating like characters of thier own.
*****Cute and funny for everyone to enjoy!, February 2, 2012
Just read your book to my boys last night…they loved it and me too! Such a cute and funny book! We look forward to reading more of them if a series is in the horizon!
-By South Carolina gal forever!
****Sweet lil Lucci., January 14, 2012
My son enjoyed the drawings and pointed out the dogs on each page as I read to him. The rhymes flowed well and it was just the right length for a bedtime story.
By Christy (South Carolina)
*****Adorable and a great keepsake the author has shared,
January 23, 2012
By E. M. Tippetts (London)